About

Naamen Gobert Tilahun is a 25 year old San Francisco transplant, though he feels like a native since his summers were almost always spent in the Bay Area. He currently holds a Bachelors degree in English with a focus on Creative Writing and is contemplating Graduate School and a MFA as we type. His dream is to be a published author who creates innovative works that his friends love, and if other people like them too that would be great. He’s currently working on conquering the overwhelming fear that grips him whenever he thinks of submitting anything for publication and is also working on his first novel tentatively entitled Aether but affectionately known as “Godless Polyamourous Urban Multicultural Multidimensional Fantasy Mystery Novel of DOOM”.

His interests include science-fiction, feminism, anti-racism, anti-heterosexism, anti-classism, anti-ablism, anti-oppression work of all kinds. He considers himself a post-structuralist and tries to balance his voracious reading between Sci-Fi and Books about Identity politics. He believes all writing to be a political act that includes decisions on who to feature in your work and who to ignore and how to portray those you decide to feature.

He believes adaptability and change to be great things and hates stagnancy and closed minds above all else. He is also now stumped for things to say and so shall end the About page here.

6 responses to “About

  1. gabrieloneverything

    I have mad respect for what you are trying to accomplish! Keep it up!

  2. gabrieloneverything-
    Thanks a lot man I really appreciate the support.

  3. Thank you for your inspiring views on strong women & emasculation. I’m 36 and just got this line from the man I loved more than anything for the pas 15 years (!). An explanation according to him for why he’s been badly lying to me repeatedly on many subjects, including women, use of drugs, etc

    Even strong women have the conditioned reaction to question why we are like this… Am I frustrated? Bitch? Did I want to impress my father as a child? And most importantly, will I traumatize my son whom I love deeply???

    But hey! What if it was ok for a woman to know who you are, what you want and strive for happiness and truth in life with the same drive as some men do?

    It is encouraging to see a younger male with different views.

  4. isabelle-
    I’m so sorry that you got fed that old line but I’m glad you found my blog and found some support here. I truly believe that having a strong female role model can only help young men. If we want men to start acting better we have to treat them that women are not playthings or less than them, unfortunately very few fathers feel the need to try and instill this in their children so it rests on the mother more often than not to show their sons this way of living.

    I hope things turn out well for you and your son this is a tough situation for anyone to be in and my thoughts are with both of you.

  5. “Godless Polyamourous Urban Multicultural Multidimensional Fantasy Mystery Novel of DOOM”.

    Um.
    I would like to read this, please. 🙂

  6. I caught your reading at Borderlands for LitQuake last month. I would LOVE to read the rest of your Alice tale. Thanks for reading.

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